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. the consumer is in a worse spot primarily because of tax hikes. supply side economics, right. so apple is a consumer company for the most part and i think that any consumer company will struggle. >> that's an important point. let's follow that point. is part of this apple drop weakness in consumer spending or expected weakness, or is it, in fact, the competition from samsung and the fact that the company is not executing. in other words is it a company story, an economics story, what is it? >> there's a lot of company specific stuff going on just comparables this quarter versus a year ago. that's part of it. it's a maturing company to a degree. it's going through its growth phase. now getting into the phase which hopefully will last a long time you focus on return on invested capital. that could be fine. the market has to adjust to that perception. i think the consumer point is a good one. is the consumer going retrench with higher taxes and we see the jobless claims out the last few weeks -- >> coming down. >> they are looking great. >> is it seasonal or real. we won't know that for a
. >> taxing people that have a lot of money is not unfair. we don't need people to be as rich as they really are. john: for the record, bush did spend an astounding $3 trillion per year, but obama spent 3.8 trillion per year so far, and that is adjusted for inflation. so obama spent 25% more. but they don't believe that. they think it's all bush's fault. >> it's a special kind of kool-aid, it is half worship ms. with dilution -- mixed with dilution. look at the threats that are happening in this country? john: i hope we would learn from what happened in greece. but as of this week, no longer do because the reaction of people in greece is not to say we messed up, we spend too much, it is to be angry about the politicians who want to cut back. and how do they take it out, they bombed the homes of tv commentators who support this. so that is a model for us? >> unfortunately that is the road we are headed down. i live in california and we see it coming faster. we shouldn't be that close to greece being on the opposite coast, but we are. john: another model for failure. >> he said i was a model a
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pay in taxes with filling up the gas tank that could be going up. >> that's right hiking the gas tax on the table around the country for various states. even right here in our own neck of the woods. in maryland counties could raise the tax by up to five cents a gallon. to pay for local transportation projects. yesterday in annapolis it was in a proposal. the debate in virginia has become one of the most watched in the country. governor mcconnell wants to -- mcdonnell wants to actually dump the state's gas tax. he then would replace it with a transportation targeted increase in the state sales tax that idea is catching some heat because it would shift the burden off of drivers and onto everyone in the state. so what do you currently natoal state sales taxes throughout the washington area? in d.c., it's 23.5 cents. the same in maryland and our partners at usa record that in virginia it -- "usa today" report that in virginia it's 19.5 cents. that's on top of the 18.4 cents federal gas tax you are also paying. lots of taxes every time you fill up. >>> for starbucks the coffee chain enjoy
do we mean just raising taxes? isn't most of the austerity in europe raising taxes? >> no. >> not in greece? >> it would actually be starting to collect taxes. >> we raise taxes, which have to do with the middle class -- >> that's the austerity you're talking about, raising taxes? >> yes. >> and also the cutting of wages. we have a dramatic cut in wages, not only in the public sector, but also in the private sector. because the economy, the basis itself on small and medium enterprises, which mainly produce for the domestic market, this has been a distraction. we have lost a lot of jobs, a lot of company, the private sector in a very bad state, in a country which was growing with a rate of more than 4%. but this double -- >> so much more than you were taking in at that point. there's a deficit that has to be paid off. and the measures you're talking about, technology and organizing the economy could take a long time to kick in. >> this is correct. but the main problem in greece was always state revenues. because they do not tax the rates. they allow tax evasion for the weal
raise taxes. you have to, at some point, you have to get your fiscal house in order and that means cuts to some of these entitlement programs. >> no it does not. when you talk about getting your fiscal house in order, that's correct, but our republican friends forget to mention that at 15.8%, revenue compared to gdp, that is the lowest percentage in 60 years. when clinton gave us a balanced budget, revenue was about 20%. we have one out of four corporations, profitable corporations not paying a nickel in taxes in america. the effective corporate tax rate today is the lowest it's been since 1972. of course republicans want to cut social security, medicare, medicaid. but i think it is time for large corporations who are not paying a nickel in taxes to start paying their fair share. >> i want to ask you about your vote yesterday on filibuster reform. you voted no. you don't think it goes far enough. why? and is getting something done better than nothing? >> yeah, i think getting something done and making the senate a little more efficient is better than nothing. but at the end of the day,
in washington? the higher payroll taxes, and the general sense that the economy's not getting any better. is it? the answer's simple. why you may not think the overall economy is getting better, you're missing the big picture, partner. if you were to ask me to game the market using just one figure, one figure only, it wouldn't be what apple earns, the gross domestic product, the growth rate of earnings or the dividend yield of the s&p, it would be the weekly jobless claims. the weekly jobless claims is an indicator of future employment in this country. there's absolutely no coincidence that we had five-year highs today in the stock market. at the same time that unemployment claims hit five-year lows. it isn't fanciful that the market's roaring because jobs are being created at an accelerating pace. it's the most important determinant of the stock market. after all, the market got crushed when unemployment went above 5.5% and soared right into the great recession. i think these positive jobless numbers are occurring because of the certainty that comes from putting a presidential election and a t
, claim the title. he needs to stay there seven years, pay the property taxes and hope the owner, bank of america in this case, forgets about the place. i'm no lawyer. that sounds a little sketchy. >>> we have pretty tough interviews on "starting point." nothing quite like this. a local reporter goes into an animal pen. see what happens. >> from the manatee county fair, linda carson, abc 7. would you not eat my pants? ahh! >> can we see that again about 100 times? >> not quite the same without the wonderful scream. >> she was at the manatee county fair reporting a story about kids who raise goats. she was completely fine. she was laughing, which is why we can show it again and again and again and again and again and rejoice in its overall awesomeness. >> i have to agree with will. the audio makes the story. >> and the smile on her face at the end. >>> learning more this morning about problems with boeing's batteries that the ntsb investigation is focused on. christine romans with a look on that. richard quest in davos to explain a little about that as well. christine, you start with me
. every day i get to work with professional hockey players, and when i do my taxes, i want to work with the professional tax software. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. three baltimore city police officers will not face charges for a man who died in their custody. police initially said that anthony anderson died of choking on drugs, but a medical examination revealed he died of blunt force trauma. the office said that the use of force was not excessive. the police department internal affairs department is investigating to find if the officers will for his administrative action. time for the morning commute with kim dacey. >> we still have a situation on 795 northbound. crash just shut down the left lane there. all lanes are completely blocked on frederick road and catonsville. crash on the outer loop of the beltway at frederick road. little bit of a backup leading up to that. crash in harford county. topside of the beltway is booming cocaine. theles -- topside of beltway is moving ok. 795 and owings mills boulevard. things are moving ju
island hold there so big money people can come there and shelter their tax money and stuff like that. >> stephanie: awesome. >> caller: isn't that a great idea? >> stephanie: right. and no rules or regulations of any kind. no stoplights or stop signs just go. >> are you tired of your government taking away liberties and freedoms you can't quite name. welcome welcome susseed with us. your hard-earned money is yours to teen. there are no taxes in -- glen becky becky becky becky stan stan. >> there are no roads, police teachers, libraries, garbage pickup or sewage statement in -- >> glen becky becky becky becky stan stan. >> but you will friend off the wild animals and then the survivalist train willing kick in. who needs government. it is over rated. join us in -- >> glen becky becky stan stan. >> want to shoot your gun in all directions, go ahead. with a small down payment it can be yours. >> above the fruited plains. >> our future is in the past. >> stephanie: good call, producer chris. >> thank you. >> stephanie: you just dropped that out of nowhere. >> i did. it was
. they've got plenty of room to make a good margin and pay this tax to microsoft for the operating system. i'm not so concerned about apple as much as just the whole market getting commoditized. on the consumer side, i think that's a tough market for microsoft. if you don't need office, you really don't need to pay a premium for your products. they can afford to cut price on their hardware. microsoft's hair wear shipments are material on the market. they're there to show good design. it's important that their partners -- >> you could say they're out of touch. you mentioned office. i see now there's a suggestion that actually when the new office suite comes out, it will be licensed. you will pay a monthly subscription in order to have microsoft office. that doesn't seem to be where the bulk of the market is at the moment. that's not what consumers are doing, generally in their lives, is it? >> actually, simon, 20% of office's consumer, you know, 80% is enterprise, and 60% of enterprises are on subscription already. so there is a pretty significant migration to subscription that's well alon
, and when i do my taxes, i want to work with the professional tax software. >>> it is 7:26. good morning. i'm jon kelley. san jose police looking for a group of suspects involved in a deadly stabbing attack. a man was found stabbed multiple times near southside drive and hope street in south san jose last night. four to five men approached the victim and attacked him just before 8:30 last night. police still trying to figure out the motive. >> typically in a gang related incident we'll hear gang epithets being uttered. none of the witnesses report that. we don't know yet. it's too early to tell. >> those suspects were last seen leaving that scene in a gray colored van. this marks the second homicide in just two days and the third killing of the year in san jose. right now weatherwise christina loren tells us outside something for everybody. >> something for everybody. good morning to you. live picture. this is over the san francisco bay where we are getting sunshine. let's show you san jose. quite the contrary. mostly cloudy conditions and thick low clouds. travel cautiously. even with the
with professional hockey players, and when i do my taxes, i want to work with the professional tax software. >>> good morning. 7:26 on this friday, january 25. i'm aaron gilchrist. developing story in northwest washington right now. a killer on the run. after a deadly shooting on 5th and nicholson street near missouri avenue. megan mcgrath live at the scene. >> reporter: investigators are still here on the scene. they have the crime tape up. crossing 5th street. this block and the one beyond it still closed for this investigation. now it is very early this morning when police responded to the area. they got a call about someone that was unresponsive when they arrived that's when they found the body of a woman laying on the ground. actually on the sidewalk beside the roadway. she was suffering from a gunshot wound and died here on the scene. no word of any arrest. still an open and active investigation. anyone with information, you are asked to call metropolitan police. roaring live in northwest, megan mcgrath, news4. >> thank you. another snow system headed our way. weather and traffic are
and authorities are preparing for the worst. >>> we are bringing you a firsthand look at your tax dollars at work in the tunnel. we got a look inside the 4th bore yesterday. we found crews hard at work inside. federal stimulus funds are paying for two thirds of the 400 million-dollar project. taxpayers are funding the rest. >> when it's done caltrans will be dedicating two bores permanently to eastbound traffic and two permanently to westbound traffic. >> caltrans said the 4th is 75 to 80% done. they will start laying the road bed next month and it's set to open later this year. >>> federal safety regulators say no matter what anyone else is saying the dream liner investigation continues. the head of the ntsb unsettling description of how serious this matter may be. >>> facebook founder is getting involved in politics. . >>> welcome back. taking you live to new york. dow back from its earlier gain. still up 17.5 points, s&p500 testing the 1500 level and a lot of familiar names in stocks to watch today. johnson and johnson up, part of the dow -- and it's earning estimates. p and g better than ex
differently. he supported tax increases. what does that say to you? >> two things. he joins a growing list of senators whoa are frustrated with the senate. that's a problem for all americans. not one party or another, but it has to be functional again. two, split cally speaking, it's not a safe republican state. this is what people have to keep their eye on. republicans lean as the favorites in the beginning. nothing is a sure thing even in the state of georgia. >> what do you think? you study georgia closely. >> absolutely. one of the first states i campaign in. he said it has been a really outstanding conservative member before i got to know him. as well as the united states senate. he is on the farm bills and authored most of the authorization bills. clearly his decision is personal i'm sure. he is frustrated with washington, d.c. and members of both parties are frustrated with the gridlock. the republicans will nominate somebody in main street, but while georgia is the so-called red state, president obama was able to get more than 45% of the vote there. i assume that we are going have
, and the president represents it. look at the polling. the president stood up for tax fairness, and people voted for him. he's standing up to protect social security and medicare. people want to do that. there will be some changes but not fundamental ones. on climate change 80% of the people in the ap poll agree with the president it's a real problem and we have to deal with it. the majority of the country is with him on gay marriage, with him on issues like inaugural reform. barack obama didn't just speak to america, he was speaking for america, no matter how much that pains republicans to hear. they're out of step and out of the mainstream. >> is it a deliberate effort -- here is conservative rich lowry from "the national review." he writes in politico that the real president obama is now revealing himself. by the way, i'm with that thought. i think it was the real obama, not covered up politics, the real thing on monday. he wrote, obama settled once and for all the debate over his place on the political spectrum and his political designs. he's an unabashed liberal determined to shift our poli
to work an extra 25 hours to pay for it. that's not even counting tax. so is that tv worth it to you? more than two extra weeks of work to pay for it. something to think about. another one for you. the i'll just try it on phenomenon. window shopping is a trap. women we love to do it. it's dangerous and here's why. when we think things on we think no big deal right? but it's a big deal because behavorial economists have found when we think things on and look in the mirror the brain actually registers that item as being our actual possession. if you created a situation for yourself where if you don't buy the shoes or the blouse, your mind will feel a sense of loss. so stop doing it. and one last quick one for you. it's on sale. so i'm saving money. it's on sale. so i'm saving money? no. >> yes. >> spending money. >> you're spending money. you did not -- you did not save 50%. you've spent $20 on something that you don't need. >> if i bought it earlier it would have been more. >> you don't need it okay? bottom line. do not shop in the back of the stores -- the sale racks don't seek out the cir
spending and i don't think we can continue to tax the american economy. we need economic growth but it's about prioritizing spending. i have conservative beliefs foreign aid can be useful, but we have to get our spending out of control. we utilize the position to encourage the president to work with us in good faith to solve the debt and deficit issue >> i spent six months i guess it was or five months as a member of the super committee. and i put an enormous amount of energy and hope that we would be able to get the bigger bargain. i'm not here to go through the details of why we didn't, that there was a very hard line monitor negotiating position that prevented us from being able to come to an agreement which incidentally we just came to. but we can to this with far less on the table and far less accomplished than we would have if we had come to that agreement six months ago or a year ago. my hope is yes, i certainly will weigh in on that and the degree that it does not impact on - devotee to do my job and the ability of the state department to be able to do its job. we cannot reduce
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not think we can continue to tax the american economy. it is about prioritizing spending. i am a fiscal conservative it. we have to get our spending under control. will you utilize your position to encourage the president to work with us and good faith to solve the debt and deficit issue? >> i spent six months or five months as a member of the super committee. i put an enormous amount of energy and help that we would be able to get the big bargain, granted deal. i am not here to go through all the details what we did not. there was a very hard line, not negotiating position that prevented us from being able to come to an agreement which, incidentally, she we just came to. we can do it with far less on the table and far less accomplished that we would have if we can to the agreement six months ago or one year ago. my hope is, yes, i will weigh in on that to a degree that it has an impact on my ability to do my job and the ability of the state department to do its job. we cannot reduce the funding for some of these initiatives that we are engaged in without great cost to our ability to be
that such presentations of a tax that would happen again a couple other questions i know you put the individuals defined as culpable by the board on the last administrative leave what do you anticipate will be the final resolution of the status in the department and the accountability review board didn't identify any individuals above the secretary assistant secretary level as accountable for the failures of the benghazi mission? use of the numerous tables requesting and begging for additional security resources sent by the ambassador were never sent by the state officials above the assistant secretary or assistant secretary charlene. i know that you care about the people that work with you and the department so given the fact your testimony is in these multiple requests and no levels of these requests doesn't that give you some concerns about the flow of information in the department and maybe some of your other links of ability to prioritize and get your attention serious issues you said that you get hundreds of thousands of the time and these cables directly i understanding you don't read them all or
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